October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Mothball Smelling Breath

Over 80 million people have halitosis, or bad breath. This can be caused by bacteria growing in your mouth. Depending on which type of bacteria are growing in your mouth, your breath might smell different. Our dentist, Dr. BJ Showman, cares about your breath. That’s why our team at Downtown... Read more »

Early Detection Improves Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Treatment Rates

Preventing cavities and gum disease is just one of the many important facets associated with maintaining a healthy mouth. Your soft oral tissues and throat have complex structures that play an important role in your essential oral function and general quality of life. A serious problem like oral and pharyngeal... Read more »

Superstar Smile Makers: Mouthwash

Are you familiar with the benefits that mouthwash products can provide for your oral health care? Mouthwash can not only help freshen your breath but, in some cases, can even help reduce the rate at which several oral health risks can occur. Mouthwash products come in a variety of styles... Read more »

Set the Stage for Optimum Oral Health With Cold and Flu Season Care

Nobody likes suffering from the cold and the flu. Sometimes, an illness may be so severe that you find it difficult to even get out of bed. Because of this, we often tend to neglect our oral health care while we are sick, which can cause further oral health and... Read more »

All About the Facts of In-Office Teeth Whitening

Are you interested in having a whiter and brighter smile? If so, our dentist encourages you to consider our professional in-office teeth whitening treatment. This treatment can improve the appearance of your teeth to help you achieve your smile goals. To help you know all about this treatment, our dentist is... Read more »

Gingivitis Treatment and Effective Flossing

Poor oral hygiene habits such as failing to brush your teeth each morning and night or failing to remember to floss at least once each day can leave bacterial deposits in your mouth. In time this can lead to hardened tartar developing on the base of your teeth near the... Read more »